Psychological profile of a modern viewer: the structure and correlates of movie preferences

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Abstract

The article presents the results of a study of movie preferences of a modern young viewer, their structure and connections with demographic variables and personality traits. A total of 205 individuals participated in the study. The six-factor structure of movie genre preferences was discovered. The commonality of the genres preferred permits us to speak of the selectivity and activity when the viewer wants to watch a movie. The connection we have found between movie preferences and personality traits, intelligence, and belief in a just world shows that people prefer the movies which correspond to their individual psychological peculiarities. There are differences by sex in movie preferences.

General Information

Keywords: cinema discourse, media discourse, psychology of films, movie preferences, psychological impact of the films, psychological impact of mass media

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2017100401

For citation: Kubrak T.A., Grebenschikova T.A., Pavlova N.D. Psychological profile of a modern viewer: the structure and correlates of movie preferences. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2017. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 5–19. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2017100401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tina A. Kubrak, PhD in Psychology, Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0701-1736, e-mail: kubrak.tina@gmail.com

Taisiya A. Grebenschikova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Psychology of Speech and Psycholinguistics, Federal State Budgetary Organization of Sciences Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1815-4572, e-mail: gretiya@mail.ru

Natalia D. Pavlova, Doctor of Psychology, Head of Laboratory of Psychology of Speech and Psycholinguistics, Federal State Budgetary Organization of Sciences Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1516-0977, e-mail: pavlova_natalya@mail.ru

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